Monday, June 6, 2016

The National Coat of Arms Description

The top of the coat of arms is an eagle, red in colour, depicing Nigeria's strength. The eagle is mounted on a wreath which is rendered in the national colours.

The eagle and wreath rest on a shield. The shield, black in colour, signifies the fortuitous qualities of the land in agricultural, mineral and solid resources.

The Y-shaped, silver-coloured wavy band in the middle of the shield represent the two major rivers in the country viz. River Niger and River Benue.

Two white horses support the shield on either side. These signify dignity. The base upon which the shield rests in coctus spectabilis, a wild flower that grows in many parts of the country.

Underneath all of these is the motto of the country which reads: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress."

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